Here are just a few of our exceptional amenities:
- Air Conditioning!
- An inviting, spacious, floor plan (largest unit in Kuhio Shores)
- Floor to ceiling windows
- From your kitchen and living room, bask in the sights and sound of the Blue Pacific Ocean
- Enjoy watching the turtles feed just below your lanai
- Snorkeling directly out front of your unit.
- Walk to Beach
- Helicopter Tours
- Boat Tours
Our stay at Rick's condo was a delight, very classy and all you'd hope for in a true Hawaiian experience. The location is superb for sunsets and amazing snorkeling, great restaurants nearby, early morning walking, whatever you like. Many thanks!
"Best unit on the island"
Unit #407 is absolutely our favorite, and we have stayed in many units at Kuhio Shores
. Perfect for a party of four, with the early morning sun helping enjoy that first cup of coffee. The scenery is great, and the owners couldn't be better to work with...just an email away, and the unit was ours. Will be back for years to come...we hope!!!
From the moment we walked in the door we were in awe. I've stayed several times at Kuhio Shores. It's my personal favorite place to stay while visiting Kaua'i. But the upgrades that this condo has are absolutely out of this world. It is by far the most beautiful unit that I've stayed in thus far. All this coupled with the spectacular ocean views that take your breath away. This is paradise at its best!
"Perfect Kauai vacation spot"
We have stayed in Rick and Kathy condo #407 at Kuhio Shores twice. We were among some of the first people there after their remodel and we were there again in September of 2009. It was perfect each time. The views from the large corner lanai are stunning, commanding ocean front and mountain views. They have brought the outside in with nice attention to mirrors, floor to ceiling sliding doors, and just the right amount of Hawaiiana in their tasteful furnishings. The quality kitchen is great to cook in as well as having beautiful views.
This condo is comfortable for four and would be great for a family as there are turtles and sea life swimming right below your lanai. The neighborhood is great, close to good shopping, restaurants, as well as fantastic snorkeling outside your door. the famous spouting horn and botanical gardens are a lovely walk down the road. We have stayed in beautiful throughout the Islands and this is one of the nicest by far. We have wonderful pictures from #407 all over our house. Rick and Kathy are very helpful and are great to work with. Mahalo to them for sharing their beautiful home with the world.
~ Lillian & Randy
Aloha Rick & Kathy!
We had such a wonderful time in Kauai at your condo. A condo is truly the best way to travel, having all the amenities you would at home, being able to shop at the local markets and cook at home was great! We got to watch turtles from the Lanai everyday. The first day we saw them around 3pm, and every day after that we would check back around the same time, and sure enough, that is the magic turtle hour. From about 3 to 4:30 or sometimes 5pm, we would see at least 4 turtles feeding.
We will definitely recommend your place to anyone we know.
Hi Rick and Kathy,
We had a ball there at your wonderful place - really beautifully
decorated! And loved the sea turtles - we are still up at Hanalei Bay
for a few more days. All of Kauai is wonderful and would love to
come here again and again. Will definitely let people know (actually
already did here) about your place...i am a great networker.
The address is right - thanks.
I can't think of anything that would make the place better really - it was
near perfect - perhaps the only thing which is structural is the open
doors - the slats - we aren't used to that and it did create a bit of
early morning hearing everyone else get up and chatting - i was the only
one that it bugged at all - no worries, mate! (as we say down under)
My parents had a wonderful time there - they loved the Beach House and
they aren't so easy to move around anymore - early 80's - dad's back is
bad so they did spend a lot of time on the lanai simply soaking it all in -
we did manage all the little sights and shopping centers and a puka dog
too - thanks again for sharing your wonderful condo with us - will look at
southern California when we get back to Oz.
Aloha Rick and Kathy...
Love Love LOVE the stay in your condo. Wrote a quick note on the way out. Your upgrades are just BEAUTIFUL!!! Rick, even your pictures didn't do it justice. It is truly overwhelming.
Anyway, much Mahalo for your hospitality and for the quick swing back on the security deposit.
~ Sue Jozaitis
Aloha Rick and Kathy ! Thank you so much for a delightful stay at your condo. It was much more than we hoped and the location the best. Amazing snorkeling, many turtles, two eels and an octopus about 3 feet long, countless other fish and had a staring contest with a big black and white ram with a full curl that was a few feet away up at Waimea canyon on an 11 mile hike we took to see the Na Pali coast
. We also saw many whales and many Spinner dolphins that I'd never seen before. To come back to your place at night was the icing on the cake. It made our 35th very special. It is beautifully designed. Had some nice relaxing sunsets and those special Mai Tai's at the Beach house next door. Also the sun-rise at your place was fabulous! Thank you and hope to stay there again. We received the deposit - Thanks again.
~ Shauna Beckwith
Aloha Rick and Kathy,
Thank you so much for your email and the return of the security deposit. We had a wonderful time at your condo (we were in #407, not #316 as mentioned in the subject line). It was a beautiful place and in a perfect location! This was our first trip to Hawaii and our trip began in Kauai at your unit. When we first arrived, we were so groggy from the long flight over from the east coast (and the sun had just gone down when we finally landed in Kauai) so you can imagine how happy we were to awaken to such beautiful scenery and a great condo! (of course, still being on east coast time, we were wide awake at 4am!!) We quickly made it our home for the four nights we were there and couldn't have been happier. The unit had everything we needed and we loved the Poipu location - close enough to everything yet still far enough away from everything at the same time. My husband will write a review on TripAdvisor today. It usually takes a day or two to publish so be sure to check it out.
We stayed in Kuhio Shores Unit #407 last month on our first trip to Kauai. What a great place! We arrived late in the day after an incredibly long trip from the East Coast, so it was almost dark, but we could already tell we were in an excellent location.
This unit is top notch. It is really well decorated and stocked with pretty much everything you'll need (kitchen stuff, bath towels, beach towels, beach mats, etc). We were on the top floor (4th) and 407 is located on the side of the building, but still directly looking out over water. There is a small cove that sits directly in front of and below the lanai, and a slight look to the right and it's nothing but gorgeous views of the open ocean. It's a really pretty spot.
We were a little worried about the location of Kuhio Shores before we arrived but that proved to be unfounded. It really is in a great spot. It's not directly in Poipu
, but that's why it's so nice. The crowds are minimal, and the sunrise and sunset views are spectacular. It's located literally right next to the Beach House restaurant, where people come from miles around to watch the sun set every evening. You can also rent snorkeling equipment from the same spot and go snorkeling just steps from the unit. (tons of fish and sea turtles too!) You are also just a short walk up the road to Spouting Horn.
The entire condo complex is very, very clean. They have people working there, tending the gardens and keeping things up seemingly 24/7!
The unit itself is really, really nice. The kitchen is great and well stocked. There are two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, and the main living area is wide open with views of everything.
The real star of the unit, however, is the lanai. You are looking out into a beautiful cove, swaying palms and open ocean. You can even see the mountains if you look to the left. Just leave the sliding doors open and enjoy the sea air.
My wife and I highly recommend Kuhio Shores as a great place to stay on Kauai. Especially unit #407!!!
We had a lovely time on Kauai, and your condo is wonderful. It is so very well equipped, ideally located, clean and neat, and pleasant to be in.
Cecelia and Tery enjoyed their unit as well.
We will no doubt be back!
Thanks for all you did to make this a lovely stay,
Hi Rick & Kathy,
We had a great time in Hawaii. You were right, there is nothing else "on the water"
We really enjoyed watching the Sea turtles every morning from the lanai.
We had a great time snorkeling, whale watching, relaxing and sunbathing with a Monk Seal!
The sunrises from the Condo every morning were beautiful. Every day was a different picture.
The Beach House restaurant right next door was a great place to eat. The sunsets were magnificent.
Your Condo was beautiful. We were able to relax in the morning, and enjoyed fixing breakfast in our PJ's. It rained 1 day and it was great to be able to stay in and cook a nice dinner too.
We let our parents have the master bedroom which was great. My husband and I took the guest bedroom.
We also happen to like drinking out of glass instead of plastic, so we bought a few glasses and left them there. I hope you don't mind us doing that. Johnny Walker Blue Label just needed a glass if you know what I mean.
Thank you both for sharing your home with us. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. (I think I already have)
I received a referral email from Kuhio Shores. Would you stay in 407 at Kuhio shores again? The price is almost too good to be true. We are thinking of booking it for our family vacation.
~ Mike W.
Absolutely! We would go back tomorrow if we had the time. This was our second time there and we loved it more the second time. The place is beautiful and the views from the lanai are amazing. The decoration, the amenities and the comfort of the condo make for a wonderful vacation. This is one of the nicest places we have stayed in Hawaii and we have gone a lot. The neighborhood is great and Kuhio Shores is very nice and mellow. Your family will love the turtles that swim below your living room and be sure to do the sunset on the Beach House lawn! Mahalo for your good choice.
Have a great vacation.
~ Randy and Lillian.
We had a lovely time at Kuhio Shores! I loved being on the water, and hearing the surf! We saw lots of turtles from our window and enjoyed snorkeling at the nearby beach (with more turtles!).
Thank you for the loan of the snorkeling stuff and beach chairs - that made our visit more comfortable. The fans got put to a lot of use because, due to an off-shore hurricane, there were very weak trade winds and the air was strangely still the first few days of our visit. The beds were comfortable. We were given a new grass mat by some folks leaving for the mainland and left it in your beach supplies closet as a small thank you. We also enjoyed the WiFi to check the emails from home.
I would be glad to recommend your unit to future renters!
~ Kathy Taecker
Thank you for yet another dream like stay at your very Hawaiian condo at the Kuhio Shores. We had a very relaxing time. We love 407. We would like to make a suggestion to make ones stay better but can not think of a thing. From your dishes to your view it is all good. We took a look at your 316 and are now dreaming of it.
~ Randy & Lillian
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful place. We did receive the deposit refund. Thank you.
We were in Kauai for a wedding. Several of our friends also rented condos at Kuhio Shores. We were able to see their places. Yours is by far the best. The updates you have made are so nice. We loved the glass cabinets in the kitchen. It made finding our way around the kitchen so much easier. Great idea for a rental! We loved watching the turtles in the evening. Everything was clean and so nice. We visited different beaches each day, hiked, kayaked and much more. We finished our trip with a night at the Hyatt (where the wedding was). It was so beautiful.
Thank you again.
We do head down to Southern California occasionally to visit college friends. I will keep your website handy.
~ Lauren Monroe
Hey Rick & Kathy,
OMG!!! You are so lucky to have those condos!!! We'll be back with or without the kids. The girls were amazed at everything they saw in Kauai & had a blast. I missed my rice cooker but other than that your place is stacked. I'm going to pass on the info about Mammoth to my neighbor.
~ The Burkes
Aloha Rick and Kathy!
Just wanted to drop a line and say "thank you" for a lovely holiday in your beautiful 407 unit in Kauai.
It was beyond anything that we could have imagined. There was even a bottle of champagne in the fridge when we arrived.
Our friends and we enjoyed every relaxing moment in the unit and explored the whole island. (see attached photo from the lanai...from left...Steve, Trish, Kim and Carl)
We went as far as the main roads would take us. Carl even biked up to the canyon! (most folks do it the other way and bike down). We saw so many waterfalls and beautiful birds. Now we know why they call it the garden island because it is so green and lush.
We loved watching the turtles and snorkeling with the fish. The monk seals were regulars on the beach and we spotted whales daily. The guys surfed out front and anywhere else we happened to be....What a great island!
It is easy to get carried away just remembering and talking about it...but sincerely, Thank you both for the accommodation. You have really gone the extra step and it shows in your 407 unit.
We will be in touch again...and will try and get back again as soon as we can.
~ Kim & Carl Roberts
Hey Rick and Kathy,
Thank you so much again for letting us stay at your wonderful condo in Kauai, it was awesome. The place was great and I have already told anyone who would listen that if you are going to Kauai, room #407 at the Kuhio Shores is the place to stay; it was just as you had described it. We loved the snorkeling, the beaches, and just driving around the island. We even saw Ben Stiller and his family one day at Anini beach on the north side, which was kind of cool.
We really treated your place as if it was ours. We would definitely be back and would love to stay at your place again.
Thanks again, and thanks for all the tips you gave us, you made our stay really enjoyable.
~ David and Gloriana
Thanks Rick and Kathy for providing the rental of your unit #407 at Kuhio Shores for our vacation in Kauai in January. Since we had stayed at Kuhio Shores before we knew that the location was perfect.
Your condo was fantastic. We had everything we needed and enjoyed great access to everything from one direction to the other. We prepared two fish dinners at the condo and enjoyed Opah and Ahi... fresh from the Fish Express in Hanamaulu just past Lihue. Of course we had many meals at great restaurants...one of our favorites being right next door at the Beach Cafe. (Great Mai Tai's)
For two adult couples your accommodations were great. Everything was clean and fresh and the condo was nicely decorated. The lanai view was wonderful and we found everything we needed. We even contributed a straw hat that we left behind in the pantry with other beach items you provided.
We are "active" vacationers and enjoyed the Back Country Zipline course, kayaking the Wailua, tubing the sugar cane ditch and caves and the Blue Dolphin sunset cruise. We also hiked the Kuilau ridge trail and explored the north shore from one end to the other.
Thanks again...we highly recommend your Unit #407! Our 5th trip to Kauai and it was fabulous!
~ Jim & Kim Taylor
Aloha Rick and Kathy,
Thank you so much for providing such a perfect place to stay during our vacation. We truly enjoyed our stay and found the condo to be very comfortable and relaxing. We found the snorkeling
by the Beach House Restaurant delightful and the sea turtles in front of the condo fascinating. We appreciate your friendliness and your help with information regarding our reservation. We shall share your information with everyone we know who may be headed to Kauai.
Rick and Kathy - We did receive our deposit check. Thank you. As I had written previously, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at your beautiful condo. We could not have been more pleased. We did the usual tourist activities, but found that we really enjoyed just relaxing in the condo. One of the highlights of our trip was sitting on the lanai and watching the turtles feed in the afternoon. We were also pleasantly surprised to discover the great snorkeling right next door to the building. It was some of our favorite snorkeling. We did see a couple of sunrises, but were amazed at the moon rises that we saw most nights. The moon was full and it came up through some clouds and then rose above the clouds and the moonlight on the water was so beautiful. I could go on and on, but we really felt that this was the best place we have ever stayed in Hawaii. We have been to Hawaii many times, but will return to Kuhio Shores for sure! Thank you for providing such a wonder home for your guests. We had everything we needed. Will definitely recommend to our friends.
Again, thank you so much for our perfect place to stay. We appreciate your attention to detail and concern for your visitors comfort. I also appreciate how professional and prompt you have been in the rental process.
Aloha Rick and Kathy,
We had a great time in Kauai, it was our first time going and it was a great way to celebrate my graduation from medical school. The condo was great, we really enjoyed snorkeling in the cove and we often could see turtles right from our lanai while we ate lunch. We hope to return again soon, and we'll be telling our friends where to stay in Kauai!
~ Brian Christenson
P.S. We received the check, thank you!
Dear Kathy and Rick,
We are back from our stay in #407 and I just had to tell you what a
wonderful stay it was. Rick, it was just as you described and we
thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The view is incredible and the
accommodations were just what we wanted.
My husband and I were thinking or returning next May. Is there a
similar one-bedroom that you have? My son will probably not be able
to join us.
Again, thanks for a great stay. All went well and I look forward to
hearing from you soon.
Thank you Rick and Kathy!
We have already received the deposit, so I suppose our vacation is officially over. Or is it...do we ever really leave Kauai once you have opened yourself to its wonders?
Our experience? I imagine we echo the many visitors who preceded us. To watch the sun come up over the eastern horizon is almost a religious experience. We were thrilled to watch the turtles come in to feed every evening and three of the four of us got the opportunity to actually swim with them too! Probably one of the coolest experiences of my life.
I found and secured your condo on my own and everyone raved that they couldn't have asked for a better location between the morning sun, afternoon shade, the great snorkeling that is so accessible, the beautiful walk to the Spouting Horn, watching the sun set at the Beach House, etc.
We had the opportunity to speak with Evan too so we know all that you did to remodel the place and frankly, well done! The finishes were very nice and we felt truly spoiled. Such wonderful people. We really enjoyed speaking with Evan and learning the history of the condo and picking his brain for best locations to eat, surf, etc.
All in all, a highly enjoyable experience and if we ever go back or know anyone looking to go, we will definitely be in touch with you!
Forgive me for not contacting you shortly after our return...I promptly got the flu the day after we arrived home. BUT........let me say our stay at your home was AWESOME! We loved your condo ( I will admit all of us kept getting a little shocked at constantly seeing ourselves in the mirrors..it is an age thing.;0) We could not have hoped for anything more from our stay at your home...we truly loved it.
Kauai, was absolutely beautiful, the couple excursions we did we fantastic, our disappointment was that I failed to call for a reservation for a "Smith Family Luau" in a timely fashion and were not able to go to theirs. Next time and their will be a next time. We ended up having to go to one of the hotels along with 1200 other people! Beautiful, but were sure not the same.
Again, we thank you and will keep you in mind for other friends....as well as the other information you gave us. Also thank you for being so prompt with the return of our deposit.
Oh! We loved hearing the music of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, we have since gotten a CD,DVD, and I bought his book at the airport........fabulous!
Have a wonderful summer!
Rick and Kathy,
Aloha and Mahalo. We had a wonderful time in Kauai and at your condo, so much that other members of our family could not stay away and we all had a great time. We had a great view, so beautiful to see the rising sun from the lanai, and listen to the waves at night. Our daughter's wedding out at Shipwreck was absolutely beautiful and the whole serenity of Kauai was amazing. We will definitely consider going back and keep you in mind when we do. We have already told some friends about your place and hopefully they will be enticed to go.
We enjoyed every minute of your spacious condo and met some wonderful people on site who made us feel very welcome. Again, Mahalo for everything, as our vacation was great.
It was great.
My wife and I are vets of Kauai, but that was our best trip.
Also, "Albert" (hope I got his name correct) was great. He unclogged a kitchen drain, (our fault) and got me the internet which was important for me to have. (internet helped us with our plans there too.)
We loved the turtles and surf right out front, and we were close to everything else we did.
We even did a day trip to Oahu to see Pearl Harbor.
~ Randy & Lori.
Although we have stayed in Kauai several times we have always stayed in a hotel - never again!!! The condo changed the entire experience. The beauty of the location and the condo itself was overwhelming!! I think my heart skipped a beat when I first opened the door and saw the living area and the view! We were able to enjoy breakfast every morning on the lanai before preparing for the beach or shopping! I would certainly recommend it to friends and relatives unless it's at a time we want to stay there:) Thank you so much for sharing a part of your life with us and for making our lovely Kauai experience the best ever! We will return!!!
Mahalo, Michele and Allen Woolf
P.S. We did receive the deposit refund - mahalo again for being so prompt!
Hi Rick & Kathy,
Just wanted to take a moment and say thanks for
providing such a wonderful place for our vacation. We
travel to Hawaii every year and this was by far the
best place we have stayed at. This was our friend's
first trip to the Aloha State. Your place sure made a
great impression on them as well.
We had a great time watching the turtles come in to
feed every day. I was amazed to see how clearly you
could watch them from your balcony. Your place
proved to be the perfect spot, as it was central to
everything on the island. And as we like to snorkel a
lot, it was nice to be able to walk to one of the best
spots on the island.
Thanks again, and I'll be sure to give your place a
high recommendation to my friend when they plan their
Aloha Rick and Kathy,
Wow.... We have traveled all over the world and I've got to say "you have raised the bar" The pictures just don't do it justice. You have captured the essence of Kauai in your "little piece of paradise", we couldn't have felt more apart of the island and at home. We have taken home with us not only the memories of our greatest vacation yet but also some ideas of quality and design that you have captured in your condo. We will be back and will highly recommend your place to our friends and family.
Well back to the grind, already looking forward to next year,
~ The Skeens
Thank you for your email.
We had a fabulous time in beautiful Kauai and having a beautiful, comfortable place to stay made the trip even better. Being on the water was so convenient as we could grab our snorkel gear and walk right out the door to see turtles! We also had a fantastic dinner at the Beach House restaurant.
Overall, I would highly recommend your condo to anyone and would definitely stay there again.
Thanks so much.
Aloha to you...
We had a wonderful time in Hawaii and the stay at your condo was great! I am so glad you have a guest book in the room, when I read that other visitors had seen turtles from the lanai (which we spent every spare moment watching the waves and surfers and enjoying the sound of the waves and ocean breeze) we then realized that there is in fact turtles swimming there regularly! What a joy, we had binoculars and cameras on them easily.
Another wonderful moment was when my sister in law and I were sunning ourselves on the grass by the side of the Beach House Restaurant and a monk seal
came up on the black rock to do the same! He must have layed there for 3 hours turning every once in a while and looking as happy as we were to be in the Hawaiian sun! We got lots of great photos of him too. Unfortunately the guys were out golfing (which they loved including the rate at the municipal course of $40) and missed the close up view we had with the seal's visit.
With all this said, we will be back someday to visit the island and will contact you again at the resort, it was beautiful, spacious and a great location. I received the $350 deposit back in the mail and appreciate your promptness, sometimes we wonder when doing business through the internet, but this was perfect.
Thank you so much for the champagne welcome! We had to use a wine glass since there were only 3 champagne glasses in the room (didn't know if you were aware of this so I thought to mention it) but this was a special surprise!
Again, thank you for your hospitality, honesty, and sharing of your beautiful condo at Kuhio Shores #407. If you have a web site for comments we would love to add complimentary notes for others when considering your condo.
~ Gerri & Ernie
~ Art & Kathy
Salt Lake City, UT
Aloha Rick & Kathy,
We had a wonderful time in Kauai
. What a paradise, we had no idea what Kauai was like so we were so pleasantly surprised. We traveled to Kauai for our wedding (on Baby's Beach), which turned
out perfectly thanks to Kauai's wonderful surf, skies and sand. We actually had guests staying in your
two condos, while we stayed in another one in Kuhio Shores as well. Our guests loved the condos,
they were so beautifully decorated and the views of course spectacular. We enjoyed watching the turtles,
seeing the monk seal come ashore and we even saw a couple of sting rays.
Thank you so much for use of your homes in paradise. When we return to Kauai, we will have you at the top of our list
~ Gary and Andrea Picardo
Just returned from a four-night stay in #407 at the Kuhio Shores Condos. Rick and Kathy were so helpful in making sure that my stay was a good one. They responded to email right away and answered all of my questions, made suggestions and made the trip an extraordinary one.
Unit #407 was perfect for us and our 30-year old son as we were celebrating his birthday. The two-bedroom two-bathroom unit was in a great location overlooking the water. The adjacent beach was perfect for snorkeling and the condo was in a great location to get to various activities like Waimea Canyon for hiking, the river for kayaking and scuba diving adventures. There were things in the condo for our use that also made these activities more pleasant like the cooler, towels, mats, etc.
My husband and I plan to return next year and rent again from Rick and Kathy. They manage their properties perfectly and make the guests feel right at home.
Pictures of Kuhio Shores 407
View from 407's Lanai
View from Lanai of Condo
Ocean View from Condo
Looking into Spacious Master Bedroom
Sitting Area of Master Bedroom
Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle
Moonrise from Condo
Pictures of Kuhio Shores
Kuhio Shores from Across Bay
From Kuhio Shores Looking West
Sunset from Kuhio Shores
Kuhio Shores Entrance
Bay View from Kuhio Shores
Nearby Poipu Beach
Kuhio Shores on South Shore of Kauai